banc

noun
\ ˈbaŋk, -ai- \
plural -s

Definition of banc

: the bench on which the judges of a court sit
in banc or less commonly in banco \ -​ˈbæŋ(ˌ)kō , -​aiŋ-​ \
: in full court : with full judicial authority sittings in banc used of a court held by such a number of judges as constitute a quorum — compare nisi prius

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History and Etymology for banc

Middle English banck, from Old French banc

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“Banc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/banc. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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